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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:20 AM

Chinese-made dam in Cambodia collapses while under construction, workers hurt, missing

Source: Associated Press via Fox

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A Chinese-built dam under construction in western Cambodia has partially collapsed, seriously injuring four workers and leaving another four missing and presumed drowned.

Maj. Theang Leng, chief of the police in the district where the hydroelectric dam is located on the Atay river, said Sunday that the collapse appeared to happen because the dam was holding too much water and had started leaking. He said a search was under way for the four missing after the accident on Saturday.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/02/chinese-made-dam-in-cambodia-collapses-while-under-construction-workers-hurt/



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Reply Chinese-made dam in Cambodia collapses while under construction, workers hurt, missing (Original post)
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 OP
loudsue Dec 2012 #1
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #2
CountAllVotes Dec 2012 #3
jsr Dec 2012 #8
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #4
shanti Dec 2012 #10
blackspade Dec 2012 #5
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #12
blackspade Dec 2012 #13
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #14
blackspade Dec 2012 #19
lexw Dec 2012 #6
davidpdx Dec 2012 #7
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #9
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #15
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #16
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #17
ROBROX Dec 2012 #11
arikara Dec 2012 #18

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:24 AM

1. I'm still worried about all the Chinese steel that is being used in America's skyscrapers.

I'm just scared of anything that comes out of that country. They have no regulations, it seems.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:29 AM

2. You. Should. Be. nt

PB

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:07 AM

3. How about FORD engines

Last I heard they too are now MADE IN CHINA!

& recommend.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:10 AM

8. And brake pads

Many of them are made in China or lack a country of origin, which is pretty much the same thing as made in China.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:12 AM

4. They're replacing half the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge with Chinese steel.

Better design or no, given the choice between being on the eight decade old span or the shiny new one in an earthquake, I think I'd be more confident in the former.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:14 AM

5. Just wait until the Three Gorges Dam goes.

Built on unstable bedrock in an earthquake zone.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:13 PM

12. The Three Gorges Dam is far from any earthquake-prone regions

The location of the dam (Yichang, Hubei, PRC) is almost right smack on top of the two intersecting latitude/longitude lines right in the giant area that has the lowest risk.



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Response to AlecBGreen (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:59 PM

13. I stand corrected then.

That info was from an article I read years ago when it was under construction.

I will say that several articles I have seen recently discuss increased seismic activity in the region although these appear to be related to the 97 major landslides that have happened in the last couple of years.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:20 PM

14. I remember articles saying such as well

re: the 3 Gorges Dam being in an earthquake prone area. Truth be told, I just learned today that it wasnt after I saw your post and googled the seismic hazard map of China. I always assumed that claim to be true because I have first hand knowledge of the Chinese gov't pushing ahead with grandiose plans despite the environmental reality of the location.

While the area may not have a history of seismic activity, the sheer volume (and mass) and water being trapped by the dam makes one wonder what unforeseen consequences are waiting for us. If it ever breaks, millions upon millions of people will be swept to sea with no hope of escape.

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Response to AlecBGreen (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:48 PM

19. And you can kiss Shanghai goodbye as well.

From what I was reading about it today, it sounds like the TGD is choking off the silt supply to the river delta that keeps Shanghai above sea level as well.

All around, a bad scene.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:15 AM

6. It's strange when you go through old boxes...

...for example, of Christmas decorations...and see the words "Made in the U.S." I found some old Christmas lights that I stopped using because they were the large glass bulb style, which use more electricity. On the side of the cord it read "Made in Canada."

Please excuse the slight excursion here.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:38 AM

7. Don't buy Chinese crap

That being said I hope they find the people who are missing.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:30 AM

9. Chinese-made ANYTHING is shit.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:22 PM

15. au contraire mon frere

My wife was "made in China" and she is an exceptional woman

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Response to AlecBGreen (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:36 PM

16. That would be "grown in China"!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:49 PM

17. well I never asked her mom and dad

but considering they are homebodies, Im sure she was "made" there too!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

11. MADE IN JAPAN

 

During the 1950 it use to be "made in Japan" meant it was CHEAP. Every decade has a country that makes CHEAP products. Remember the "yugo" the economical car from Europe that lasted a few years.

I wonder which country will be labeled the "cheap" product producer and which country will be labeled as "the best?" Some people still think USA is a great brand. Two of my three vehicles here made in the USA and one vehicle I drive in is over 26 years old. This old American vehicle only gets 30 miles per gallon and fits five full grown adults. The 1986 Mercury Cougar is a classic.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:18 PM

18. It would be bad enough

if Chinese products were merely "cheap". A bigger problem is the toxicity. Food and medicine for people and pets is potentially full of poisons. Plastics have this vile stench that never wears off and can't be healthy to inhale that all the time. I have a pair of leather work gloves that are unwearable because not only do they smell like cat piss but its impossible to wash the stink off my hands after using them. When you walk through a store now, sometimes the stink of the products is overwhelming. I put on a new shirt and the smell nearly made me throw up, apparently they douse clothing in chemicals before shipping to keep it from molding or something. And often you can't wash that smell out no matter how many times. It can't be healthy to be absorbing that through the skin, especially for little children.

I heard somewhere that in 10 years time there will be no pollution in China because they are putting their toxic waste into the product they sell and getting rid of it that way. Who knows? We avoid Chinese product as much as possible, I'd rather buy from the thrift stores where you can still find US and Canadian made products although its getting harder to find.

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